switching to vim-tiny for standard vi?

Graham Wilson graham at mknod.org
Tue Dec 20 18:54:59 UTC 2005

On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 08:57:08AM -0600, Steve Greenland wrote:
> No, I'm not against syntax highlighting, I use it in emacs. The problem
> is that the colors[1] are unreadable except on when the terminal
> background is black and there are no lights on in the room. I realize a
> lot of hackers work that way, but a lot of us don't.

I've found vim's defaults are unreadable except on a white background,
since that is what vim assumes you have by default. If you use a black
background, try

 :set background=dark

which I've found improves readability quite a bit.


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